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M&A options for craft brewers - Comment

Craft beer has become the fastest-growing - and the most competitive - segment of the global beer market. With more than 1,700 craft breweri...


Andy Morton | 27 Jul 2017

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported an increase in H1 net sales as it gained from last year's SABMiller acquisiton. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in the first six months of the year.


Ben Cooper | 3 Jul 2017

Last month, Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord. Ben Cooper looks at how the drinks sector has responded and what US withdrawal means, both for global efforts to address climate change and for multinational beverage corporations.


Stephen Beaumont | 16 May 2017

Amid all the furore each time another craft brewer joins the other side, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont explores the strategy behind the larger players' forays in the segment.


Andy Morton | 8 May 2017

Today, the Financial Times carries an interview with the founder and chief executive of 3G Capital, Alex Behring. An elusive sort, Behring rarely gives interviews, but as the head of one of the biggest dealmakers in corporate history, his power and influence is enormous.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 1 Dec 2016

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.


Lucy Britner | 13 Oct 2016

Andy Thomas moved up to the CEO position at Craft Brew Alliance in 2014, following several years in the company's commercial operations. Previously, he spent 12 years at Heineken USA - the last two of which were as unit president. Thomas's experience in big brewing has proved useful at CBA, as the company moves to deepen its ties with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev. In part one of this two-part interview, Thomas provides insight into the latest deal, which gives AB InBev a staggered, qualified offer option to acquire CBA.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 18 Aug 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to add to its traditional Bud Light tie-up with the National Football League in the US by including prize-winning codes on packaging that can only be unlocked through Snapchat.


Andy Morton | 16 Aug 2017

The Canadian arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has entered Stella Artois into the meal-kit category through a tie-up with a food-delivery service in the country.


Andy Morton | 15 Aug 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is helping to develop a range of soft drinks made from the leftovers of the beer brewing process.


Andy Morton | 14 Aug 2017

Profits for The Beer Store, the Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors-owned retail chain in Ontario, fell by half last year amid changes in the Canadian province's monopoly laws.


Andy Morton | 11 Aug 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a new digital campaign that claims to show the "commitment to quality and taste" in brewing Bud Light.


Andy Morton | 9 Aug 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to create Russia's second-largest beer producer by combining its operations in the country with those of Turkey's Anadolu Efes.


Andy Morton | 7 Aug 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors have said they will fight a lawsuit from one the US's biggest craft brewers, which has accused the two brewers of colluding to obstruct cross-border trade with Canada's Ontario province.


Andy Morton | 28 Jul 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito is backing Budweiser to beat Heineken and Guinness as the world’s biggest beer brands prepare for an African showdown.


Andy Morton | 27 Jul 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has started to feel the benefit of its acquisition of SABMiller as first-half sales and profits jumped despite continued pressure in Brazil and the US. 


Lucy Britner | 25 Jul 2017

Ahead of the release on Thursday of Anheuser-Busch InBev's second-quarter 2017 results, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of June for the company.


Andy Morton | 20 Jul 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has acquired two energy drinks and sparkling water brands in the country, as it looks to increase its presence in non-alcoholic beverages.


Olly Wehring | 19 Jul 2017

The US division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has recruited model Marisa Miller for an online activation that pokes fun at its main rival in the country MillerCoors.


Lucy Britner | 12 Jul 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's South African Breweries unit has invested ZAR2.8bn (US$206.7m) in expansions at its Alrode and Rosslyn breweries. 


Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2017

Political upheaval around the world, including Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump, have pushed mergers and acquisitions in the FMCG area to their lowest levels for five years, a new report has said.


Lucy Britner | 7 Jul 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has rolled out state-branded Budweiser packaging as part of a summer push for the brand. 


Lucy Britner | 7 Jul 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has rolled out state-branded Budweiser packaging as part of a summer push for the brand. 


Andy Morton | 6 Jul 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it will announce a new UK marketing head "in due course" after incumbent Nick Robinson left the company.


Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2017

A group of Anheuser-Busch InBev-owned brewers has hit back at the Brewers Association, accusing the US craft brewer trade body of starting a "civil war" in the country's beer industry.


Lucy Britner | 30 Jun 2017

Constellation Brands has emphasised its leading role in driving the growth of the Mexican beer segment in the US, with the group's CEO admitting he is unphased by competing brands.


Andy Morton | 29 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it wants to expand a new smart fridge business that supplies offices with a variety of its beer brands.


Lucy Britner | 29 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has released details of a UK marketing push for the Stella Artois brand, centred around the sponsorship of this Summer's Wimbledon tennis tournament.


Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2017

Molson Coors's US unit, Miller Coors, is running a Pepsi Challenge-style taste test for its Miller Lite brand.

Latest blogs

Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 2017

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.


Andy Morton | 15 Nov 2016

Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s top domestic priorities in 2017 are to expand its premium beer offerings while elevating consumer awareness of its core brands. The company is also looking to develop the area o...

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (Belgium)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (Belgium)

Interbrouw is a Belgian-born brewery. After mergers and other company activity, including the acquisition of SABMiller in 2015, the group has become the biggest brewer in the world....

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Beer (World)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Beer (World)

Through its acquisition of SABMiller, A-B InBev has enhanced its status as the world’s largest brewer. It now holds a considerable share of beer in every region, including a newly established foothold...

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